Charles E. Wheeler – Carrie Stevens Streamer Pattern

The Charles E. Wheeler is one of three streamer patterns that Carrie Stevens created and named after family friend, Charles E. “Shang” Wheeler. He was a client of Carrie’s guide husband Wallace, and he was also instrumental in the start of Carrie’s fly tying career. In fact Carrie may have never started tying flies had it not been for the influence and encouragement of Shang Wheeler.

Charles E. Wheeler

Charles E. Wheeler – Size #2 – 8x long Gaelic Supreme Martinek / Stevens Streamer hook. Tied and photographed by Don Bastian.

Charles E. Wheeler

Tag: Flat silver tinsel

Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel

Body: Red floss

Underbelly: White bucktail

Underwing: Four to six strands peacock herl

Throat: White hackle fibers

Wing: Four dark gray hackles

Shoulders: A barred teal breast feather, then a red dyed duck or chicken breast feather about half the length of the barred teal

Cheeks: Jungle cock

Head: Black with a red band

2 comments on “Charles E. Wheeler – Carrie Stevens Streamer Pattern

  1. John Larsen says:


    A great collection of streamers. These are fun to tie. After taking your class at the Bear’s Den in February I tied the streamers from Plate IV of the Bate’s book. That was something I had wanted to do for a long time. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise.


    • Don Bastian says:

      Hi John;
      Nice to know that you got inspired to tie up the Stevens streamer plate from Bates’ book. That will make a nice collection! I’m glad you took the class so you can be better prepared to tie them! Thanks for your comment and support!

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